Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
TERRY GILES is a university professor of religious studies in Pennsylvania and has taught biblical studies for the past twenty years. He has authored and coauthored several books and numerous articles on the Old Testament and related fields. Terry combines a passion for scholarship with a concern to communicate in plain language and loves opening the Bible to people who have never read it before. In addition to his teaching career in the United States and Canada, he has led explorations of the Old Testament with students in such places as England, Thailand, and Ethiopia. Terry and his wife, Cheryl, have three children and make their home in Erie, Pennsylvania.